GOKIDS School Supply Collection Drive Success

Press Release
August 8, 2018 11:00 a.m.

On July 26th, the GoKids! School Supply Collection Drive successfully came to an end. This was the first year that Barnabas hosted the drive after assuming it from the recently closed Nassau County Volunteer Center. The purpose of the drive is to provide students in need with school supplies to use throughout the year. Teachers refer students to the guidance counselors, who then provide the students with supplies and other counseling that they may need.

In total, approximately 1,560 pounds of school supplies were divided among all 13 schools in Nassau County (120 pounds per school). The supplies that were collected include but were not limited to: backpacks (about 40 per school) notebooks, pencils, pens, calculators, notebook paper, scissors, copy paper, etc.

Barnabas Center would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to the Nassau County School Board, as well as all of the collection sites (listed below), for their participation in this cause.

· Pineland Bank

· Amelia Dental

· Associate Services Office, Omni Amelia Island Plantation

· Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center Office

· CBC National Bank

· Century 21

· First Federal Bank of Florida

· VyStar Credit Union

· Synovus Bank

· City of Fernandina Beach

· City of Fernandina Beach Utility Billing

For more information about Barnabas’ programs, please visit www.BarnabasNassau.org.


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